Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been reading:
Spider Man was wrong—that Stark-created shield may just obey the laws of physics. Assuming vibranium allows perfectly elastic collisions with different surfaces, here’s the model.
DeepMind, acquired by Google for a reported £400 million in 2014, teamed up with scientists at the University of Oxford to find a way to make sure AI agents don’t learn to prevent, or seek to prevent humans from taking control. Gulp.
Watch the third landing in a row for the commercial spaceflight company. The rocket delivered its cargo to high orbit—so it’s coming down hot. Literally.
Volvo is joining Tesla and BMW as one of the industry’s most tech-centric automakers. Here’s a closer look at how Volvo is becoming one of the leading car companies in auto tech.